Precarious Structures: Collaborative Unraveling & Weaving Project

Museum of Arts and Design
Participatory Workshop and Discussion
Precarious Structures: Collaborative Unraveling & Weaving Project
Museum of Arts and Design
CAA College Art Association

CAA ARTexchange at the Museum of Arts and Design

For the College Art Association's 109th annual conference, MAD will host the CAA's ARTexchange, a day of virtual, interactive projects and workshops created by twelve artists and collectives. ARTexchange is a true exchange of artists and ideas among artists, historians, curators, culture producers, and the public. One ticket allows audience members access to all programs throughout the day. The preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, CAA promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. CAA's annual conference brings together over 4,500 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals in all stages of their careers.

Precarious Structures: Collaborative Unraveling & Weaving

CAA ARTexchange
Online Participatory Workshop and Discussion with Laura Splan
Hosted by the
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Saturday, February 13, 2:00–3:00pm ET
Free and open to the public, registration required

Precarious Structures: Collective Unraveling & Remote Entanglements, Laura Splan, Independent Artist

Laura Splan leads an exchange of pandemic reflections and memories while unraveling textiles with participants. This will be followed by a demonstration of basic weaving and spinning using wool from laboratory llamas who produce antibodies for vaccines. Participants will mail their unraveled threads to be included in Splan’s woven sculptures. All participants should bring a textile of their choice to unravel or take apart as well as a pair of scissors or seam ripper. While the unraveling collaboration is in progress, participants will be asked to adjust the angle of their web cameras to focus on their hands.